The Confederation of African Football (CAF) in an executive meeting held on Wednesday has announced its decision to increase the number of participating teams at the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON).
This decision was announced via the twitter handle of the CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad amongst other decisions reached at the meeting for the progress of the game on the continent.
With @CAF_Online’s #exco, we took a great decision today : feminine’s #AFCON will now engage 12 teams ! They only were 8 until now. #CAF #Football
— Ahmad Ahmad (@AAhmad_CAF) July 17, 2019
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Going by this, the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) will now be contested by 12 teams as opposed to 8 in previous editions.
This development also comes one year after the decision to expand the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for the men from 16 to 24 teams which we have seen do well at the ongoing tournament in Egypt expected to end on Friday.
However, the search for the host nation of the 2020 AWCON continues following Congo’s decision to pull out of the tournament hosting last week.